found
I. past and past participle of find II. adjective Date: 1793 1. having all usual, standard, or reasonably expected equipment <
the boat comes fully found, ready to go — Holiday
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2. presented as or incorporated into an artistic work essentially as found <
sculpture of fabric, wood, and other found materials — Hilton Kramer
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III. noun Date: 1830 free food and lodging in addition to wages <
they're paid $175 a month and foundNew Yorker
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IV. transitive verb Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French funder, fonder, from Latin fundare, from fundus bottom — more at bottom Date: 13th century 1. to take the first steps in building 2. to set or ground on something solid ; base 3. to establish (as an institution) often with provision for future maintenance V. transitive verb Etymology: Middle French fondre to pour, melt, from Latin fundere; akin to Old English gēotan to pour, Greek chein Date: 1562 to melt (as metal) and pour into a mold

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  • found — found1 [found] [ME funden < OE funden, pp. of findan] vt., vi. pp. & pt. of FIND adj. designating something displayed as a work of art (or presented as a poem) that is actually a natural object or ordinary man made article (or a fragment of… …   English World dictionary

  • found — vb 1 *base, ground, bottom, stay, rest Analogous words: *set, fix, settle, establish: sustain, *support: *build, erect, raise, rear 2 Found, establish, institute, organize are comparable when meaning to set going or to bring into …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Found — Found, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Founded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Founding}.] [F. fonder, L. fundare, fr. fundus bottom. See 1st {Bottom}, and cf. {Founder}, v. i., {Fund}.] 1. To lay the basis of; to set, or place, as on something solid, for support; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • found — 1 past and past part of find found 2 vt: to establish (as an institution) often with provision for future maintenance Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • Found — Found, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Founded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Founding}.] [F. fondre, L. fundere to found, pour.] To form by melting a metal, and pouring it into a mold; to cast. Whereof to found their engines. Milton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • found — [faʊnd] verb [transitive] ORGANIZATIONS to start a new company or organization: • The company was founded back in 1947. * * * found UK US /faʊnd/ verb [T] ► to start a new business, organization, etc.: »The airline was founded 25 years ago …   Financial and business terms

  • Found — Found, imp. & p. p. of {Find}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Found — Found, n. A thin, single cut file for combmakers. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • found — [v1] bring into being begin, commence, constitute, construct, create, endow, erect, establish, fashion, fix, form, get going, inaugurate, initiate, institute, launch, organize, originate, plant, raise, ring in*, settle, settle up, start, start… …   New thesaurus

  • found — Ⅰ. found [2] ► VERB 1) establish (an institution or organization). 2) (be founded on/upon) be based on (a particular principle or concept). ORIGIN Old French fonder, from Latin fundus bottom, base . Ⅱ. found …   English terms dictionary

  • Found — found, founs, fons nm fond, partie inférieure, basse; dépression de terrain Alpes et Sud Est …   Glossaire des noms topographiques en France

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